Maintain accurate contact information (current address, email) at all times. Inform ISP within 10 days of any changes in address, email, or legal name.Make sure I-20 is always valid. Notify ISP two months prior to expiration date. You will need to submit official bank verifications to cover the costs of educational program extension. Apply for extension of program if degree will not be completed by program end date as indicated on I-20.Notify ISP of any changes that may impact your F-1 student status (i.e. course load, change of status, major, marriage, etc.)Obtain authorization from ISP for on-campus employment: after completion of one semester at San Jose City College, you will be eligible to work on campusObtain authorization for off-campus employment: You are not authorized to work off campus without prior approval from the International Student Program office and USCISWhen traveling outside the United States, request & obtain a signature on valid I-20 from ISP. Make sure F-1 visa and passport are valid for re-entry. You may also need to show official transcripts and current schedule for verification as an F-1 student at San Jose City College.Visa Renewal. Your F-1 visa is the document issued when you were approved by the United States Embassy or Consulate to study in the United States. Check to make sure you have a multiple entry visa. It will be indicated with an “M” for multiple entries. We often have students concerned about their visa expiration date. Even if your visa expires, you are still in F-1 status and can continue to study in the United States as long as your I-20, passport, and I-94 are valid. You only have to renew an expired visa if you leave and reenter the United States.
1) Transfer to another school2) Leave the United States and return home or3) Apply for change of status to another visa.